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Thursday, 28 April 2011

2011 Hyundai Accent

2011 Hyundai Accent 

The 2011 Hyundai Accent ranks 30 out of 33 . This ranking is based on our analysis of 58 published reviews and test drives of the Hyundai Accent, and our analysis of reliability and safety data.
The 2011 Hyundai Accent offers decent performance, adequate cargo space, good fuel economy and not much else for about $10,000. Looking for more features and a better performance? Check out the competition, but be aware that you’ll pay about $4,000 more.
The 2011 Hyundai Accent is the perfect car for hard-working Americans who want to save money. It’s one of the least expensive cars in the class, and reviewers don’t consider it a cheap car. They agree its well-executed interior, decent cargo space and high fuel economy ratings of 27/36 mpg city/highway are its best features.
The main drawback with the Accent is that it’s only a money saver if you choose not to equip it with air conditioning or an audio system. By the time you add these features, the Accent costs nearly $14,000. Other cars in the class are a much better value.
Hyundai designed the Accent for shoppers who can’t spend a lot of money on a car, but have to commute to work everyday. If $10,000 is your budget, get this car. You’ll have to sacrifice in a few areas, but reviewers say it’s a great commuter. But if your budget is larger, look at the competion. You'll pay more, but you'll also get a better car.
If you’re likely to buy the Accent, you should know that Hyundai is redesigning it in 2012. So far, one of the most noticeable changes is the Accent’s exterior styling, which reflects Hyundai’s fluidic sculpture design trend.

Other Cars to Consider

The Hyundai Accent is $15 shy of $10,000, and there are few affordable small cars that match this low base price. The Nisan and the Kia are also in this price range, and their reviews are very similar to the Accent’s: they’re inexpensive daily drivers with high fuel economy ratings, are adequate, but unimpressive performers, have meager interior features lists and tight back seats. Of these three, the Versa might be your best bet. It receives the most positive reviews from the automotive press, has the most rear seat room and handles better than the Accent. It’s also less than $10,000 for the base model.
But it’s easy to get fooled by these low prices. The three-door Accent doesn’t come with air conditioning, a tilt steering wheel or an audio system. By the time you add these features, the Accent will cost nearly $14,000 for the GS trim. Don’t pay 14 grand for the Accent because there are better and more reliable drivers with more cargo space. Take a look at thewhich reviewers consider one of the best values in the class. It comes standard with Bluetooth connectivity and a USB auxiliary input jack. The Forte, however, doesn’t come standard with air conditioning. That’s an extra $1,600 with the Convenience Package.
If you’re looking for a car that’s safer than the Accent but costs less than the Forte, look at the Toyota Yaris. Its  scores are much better than the Accent’s. The 2011 Yaris receives the top score of “Good” in front offset and side impact tests and the second highest score of “Acceptable” in roof strength crash tests, while the Accent receives low scores in all three areas.

Details: 2011 Hyundai Accent

The 2011 Hyundai Accent comes in three and four-door models. The three-door starts at $9,985, making it the cheaper of the two. It is available in GL, GS and SE trims. The four-door starts at $13,965 and is only available in the GLS trim. Last year Hyundai offered the Accent Blue; it’s unavailable this year.
A redesigned Hyundai Accent debuts in 2012.


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